Self-driving

Alibaba gets license for L4 self-driving truck road tests
Deqing in Zhejiang has become the first in China to issue a license allowing companies to conduct public road tests of L4 self-driving trucks without safety officers, with Alibaba receiving one of the first 2 licenses.
Pony.ai starts delivering samples of Nvidia chip-based self-driving controllers
The product includes two versions with one and two DRIVE Orin chips, with mass production set to begin in the fourth quarter.
DeepRoute's self-driving trucks used by local courier firm Deppon in major commercialization milestone
Alibaba-backed DeepRoute will provide self-driving medium-duty trucks to Deppon and they will provide the courier company with a year-long regular freight transit service.
Baidu's driverless test vehicle rear-ended during normal driving
The accident was caused by a truck that failed to maintain an adequate safety distance, and the driver of the truck was found to be fully responsible.
WeRide unveils smaller, lower-cost self-driving sensor suite
WeRide SS 5.0 runs stably on all platforms with 250-500 TOPS of computing power, further lowering the threshold for Robotaxis, WeRide said.
Baidu's Robotaxi platform Apollo Go provides 196,000 rides in Q1, up over 11 times from a year ago
Baidu's Apollo Go continues to solidify its global leadership position, despite Covid's resurgence in China posing a challenge to local companies' operations.
Pony.ai's permit to test autonomous vehicles in California revoked
In reviewing Pony.ai's application to renew its testing permit, the DMV found numerous violations in the driving records of active Pony.ai safety drivers.
Chinese self-driving startup WeRide secures strategic investment from Bosch
WeRide and Bosch have signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly work on smart driving software development.
Didi said to have entered driverless truck space
Didi has entered the Robotruck space, with the project forming a team about 1.5 years ago, according to local media.
NIO Capital's portfolio firm Inceptio sees self-driving heavy trucks surpass 2 million km in commercial operations
Inceptio expects it to surpass 100 million cumulative miles of self-driving operations by the end of 2022.